News Releases

April 23, 2014

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher.

April 21, 2014

A deployable fire hose stand designed for the Longmont Fire Department and a heat-resistant mask designed to protect firefighters and fire victims from poisonous fumes will be among more than 90 student inventions showcased at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, April 26.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a wide range of student-built devices including adaptive technology for people with disabilities, Rube Goldberg machines and even hovercrafts.

April 20, 2014

Chicago is the funniest city in the United States, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

Boston is the No. 2 wise guy, followed by Atlanta in third place. Denver made the top 10 list at No. 8.

April 18, 2014

Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research has been awarded the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

April 17, 2014

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, a professor of anthropology at Harvard University who previously taught at CU-Boulder, will present and discuss his award-winning documentary “Leviathan” on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in room E-50 of the Muenzinger building. 

Academy Award winner Alex Gibney will screen his 2013 documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the ATLAS building. Both screenings are free and open to the public.

April 17, 2014

CU system news release

DENVER – Three faculty members from across the University of Colorado system have been named 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars, each recognized as an educator who skillfully integrates teaching and research at an exceptional level.

The title of President’s Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. CU President Bruce D. Benson solicits annual nominations of faculty for the designation, which is a lifetime appointment.

April 17, 2014

Continued employment expansion in Colorado in the first half of 2014 is signaled in a quarterly report released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and prepared by the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

“Coloradans continue to persevere and show their can-do spirit by pursuing the American dream,” said Gessler. “As these business leaders create jobs, hopefully our employment continues to tick upwards.”

April 16, 2014

Jordan Burns, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in civil engineering, has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, an honor that brings with it up to $30,000 for graduate study. Burns, who is from Colorado Springs, is CU-Boulder’s ninth recipient of the scholarship and first since 2006.

April 16, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s financial education program, CU Money Sense, will host Money Smart Week 2014 on April 21-24 to help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month.

April 16, 2014

Byron Chrisman (’66), perhaps one of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School’s most unlikely success stories, attributes his success as a tax attorney and real estate developer to his experience at Colorado Law.

Now he and his wife, Carlene, have committed a $10 million bequest to endow the Byron and Carlene Chrisman Chairs in Free Enterprise at Colorado Law. When realized upon their passing, this estate gift will be the largest cash gift in the history of Colorado Law.


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